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DAILY GLOBE, St. Paul, Minn.
The tire record of the cold wave is stu
pendous. With the abatement of the Arc
tic rigors the blazes will go out.
Mb. Thurman might just as well have
continued his journey down south. He
pack up his old bandana and
i box"ar.d take the first train.
Fbank Hatton is in favor of a still fur
ther reduction in postage. From his point
of view ths cheaper the postage the more
profit on the newspaper which he publishes
under cover of his official place.
President Abthde has accepted an in
ion to attend a millitary ball at Bos
)anuary 27. He will lead the German,
"General" Sullivan, and Corporal Mnrch
(the saloonkeeper), having declined the
dl-tiuction in the President'* favor. Some
other evening will do as we'd for tbem.
The Cincinnati Gazette has
been saying some mean things and print- j
ing a lot of lies regarding Hon. H. B.
Payne, and otherwise booming Mr. Pen
dleton, not because it cares a rush for
"Gentleman George," but because it hates
the Enquirer whose platform was "anybody
to beat Pendleton." The C. G. damaged
Pendleton fully as much as the Enquirer
did.
The New York World has an issue for
1884 that has a ring in it that should be
kept before the people until they all join
hands and "Turn the Rascals out." Hore
it is:
The Republican administration is dry-rotted
with corruption and not a single public robber
has been brought to justice. We want to drive
out a dishonest administration and sond the
thieves to jail.
Every word of that weighs a ton.
One who glances over the list of fire3 in
the larger towns will be amazed to dis
cover how few cenflagrations there are
where there is no insurance. Somehow, of
late, insurance seems in the nature of
kindling; the more there is of it the more
certainty there seem3 to be of a blaze. Is
th.<re any further connection between fires
and extraneous matters to be found in the
direction of tho frequent failures of busi
ness firms, and the somewhat disturbed
condition of commercial affairs?
The Republican papers of Ohio were
the ardent advocates of the re-election of
Mr. Pendleton, but they might have saved
their breath to oool their porridge. Their
support was as fatal to him as the Repub
lican favor for Mr. Randall wa3 fatel to
his ambition to become Speaker. Henry
B. Payne is a Democrat the Republicans
don't like, for the reason that he is too
honest for their uses. That is the reason
they employ them3elve3 in lying aboit
him, and decorate him with their abuse.
Mes. Mabv E. Livebmobe b6liev6s that
women have rights, and dares maintain,
fthe declines to serve as an officer of the
prohibition amendment leagae ef Massa
chusetts for the reason that ahe will not
forfeit her self-respect by working with a
body that urgently needs and demands tke
co-operation of women, and then insults
them by voting down a resolution that reo
agnizes their equality with men. The
Massachusetts prohibitory movement may
now be catalogued as a failure.
It is to be hoped that the Fitz-John
Porter case will come up during the pres
ent session of congress, and be disposed of
by the reinstatement of this officer. The
very fact that he has given so many years
to pressing his case is a strong proof that
he bnow3 himself to be gniltless of the in
famous charge formulated against Mw«,
The confederate history of the baitie
shows that he was right; Grant has upon
mature consideration deoided that Porter
has been misjudged; Rosecrans, after hav
ing made an elaborate study, has concluded
that Porter's case should have a re-hearing.,
There only remains aaaong the opposition
John A. Logan, aud his opinion on an in
volved question is not worth the ink re
quired to write it. Hei-? the statesman who
mastered the finance problem in a coup'e
of weeks. He opposes Porter beer use the
latter is a Democrat; being an apostate he
httes everything Demooratio with all the
fervor peculiar to new converts.
High judicial positions seem the step
ping stone to the attorneyship of rail
ways. Judge Beck with, once of the su
preme court of Illinois, is now tne attorney
of the Alton <fc St. Louis railway; Judge
John F. Dillon left a federal judgeship to
become the legal advisor of the Union Pa
oific, and now Judge M'Crary has left a
similar position to take charge of the legal
affairs of the Atohinson & Topeka railway.
There is but one explanation of this class
of changes: It pays better to be a railway
attorney than to be a judge of a federal
oourt. In other words, private corpora
tions can afford to pay more for brains
aud legal knowledge than this great re
public with its surplus of oyer $100,000,
000.
It i9 positively asserted by those who
are familiarly acquainted with Villard,
that he has not made a dollar out of stock
transactions, and that, in place of being a
bloated millionaire, he is reduced to abso
lute poverty. If this &hall be established
to the satisfaction of the public, it will
not greatly improve the estimation in
whioh he is held. This mercenary age,
when it supposed that he had sacrificed his
friends to the amount of half a score of
millions, was disposed to admire him for
his sharpness, and to give him credit for
the possession of great financial abilities.
Should it become known that he did not
betray his friends, and did not take ad
vantage of his position to fill his coffers,
and that, in short, he is honest and poor,
this same mercenary age will be very apt
to look on him with contsmpt.
THE "SPOILS SYSTEM."
The P. P. is much agitated over what it
terms the "political spoils system" because
the Democratic city council turned out
one Republican building inspector and
elected another Republican, who is equally
if not better qualified in his stead.
Perhaps the Pioneer Press had better
look about a little in its own ranks. For
instance, Mr. Robert C. Wiley, a Republi
can, was elected Register of Deeds
last fall. Mr. Wiley was a county
commissioner and w*s compelled to vacate
that office to accept the more lucrative
one. The law requires the register of
deeds, the county auditor and the judge of
probate to fill vacancies in the county
board. If Mr. Wiley had resigned at the
December meeting of the county commis
sioners, as common decency dictated,
Messrs. Lienau and McGrorty,
(Democrats,) would have elected his suc
cessor against the vote of AuditorMcCardy.
Instead of that he did not resign
at all but stepped from one office into the
other, and not only thus made the ap
pointing board Republican but actually
participated in appointing his successor in
the county board.
He sat in the county board and joined
in fixing his own bond as register of deed?,
and also participated in approving the
bond after it was made.
All of this fihamefnlly indecent
i rocedure took place to prevent the Re
publicans from loosing a member of the
county board.
When the P. P. desires to illustrate the
"spoils system" in local politics, it should
not forget the immaculate Bob Wiley,
AS TO CITYPHINTING.
The Sunday morning issue of a Minne
apolis sheet styled the Pioneer Press, con
tains this morsel: '
Tho public is considerably exercised ovor the '
failure of the Mayor to expose the fraud prac
ticed oil tax payers in the matter of the city
printing.
It is tho Minneapolis newspaper that is •
"exercised" aud not the publio. There is
□o fraud in the city printing,
and has been none since the '
city printing pool was broken up which '
the leading proprietor of the P. P. organ- j
ized several years ago. That pool was j
broken up by the present publisher of the 1
Globe, and for this aotion Mr. Drisooll ;
sent a message threatening dire business <
vengeance. If Mr. DriscolFs memory ia 1
not sufficiently retentive, the writer of
these lines oan supply him with the name :
of the messenger who bore his
(Mr. D.'s) demand that the pool I
should not be disrupted. It might be in- i
cidentally mentioned that the pool prices, I
which the present virtuous publisher of :
ths P. P. received, were more than double 1
the present rates.
As envious newspapers delight in harp- :
ing on the city printing question, a little
explanation may not be inappropriate.
When it bscaine apparent that St. Paul
was to be a great city, it also beoame ap
parent that an immense amount of
work and expenditars would be required <
to meet the necessities of a metropolis.
To this end the board of publio works was
created. They prooeeded with their work
and though the publio generally desired
the advantages of improvements, there
were pleanty of property owners ready to
oontest assessments in the courts. Ths oily
was accordingly involved in an immense
amount of litigation to collect assessments
and as a rule, was defeated. It is a
well settled maxim of common law that a
man's pioperty cannot be arbitrarily
taken from him for public purposes with
out due notice and process of law. The
oontests in the courts during the early
•areer of the'board of publio works pain
fully impressed ;these facts upon the city
authorities, and it was accordingly found
necessary, if we were to have public im
provements at all, to so amend the charter
that every step in the proceedings should
be duly advertised so that there
n»ed be no further claim of lack of
"due notice." The present system of city
advertining was absolutely forced upon the
city by the successful suits of property
owners in the courts. The result is that
s«it3 against the city are now very rare,
and still more rarely successful. So much
for the quantity of advertising.
The only remaining point is whether a
reasonable prominence should be given to
advertisements, that parties interested may
readily and surely obtain the important and
desired information. The Globe suc
oeoded the Pioneer Press as the official
paper of the city, it having beea given to
that Minneapolis concern because the
©lobe was not in evistence. The typo
graphical display of that sheet was some
thing enormous, and that there might be a
settled policy a council committee was in
fracted to consider and investi
gate the typographical style of
the oity advertising. It was
found that the Glo3b had already out
down one-half the display inaugurated by
its predecessor, and it was voted to be to
the interest of the taxpayers to give a
11 suffioient prominence to the advertising to
j enable parties interested to readily keep
THB ST. PAUL DAILY GLOBE. MONDAY MOKNJlfGr JANUARY 7; 1884.
the run of affairs and not lose their prope: -
ty or incur heavy delinquent penalties
throsgh insufficient notice. It is this pol
loy which has ever since been followed,
and it is extremely liberal to say
that three cents will cover the highest ex
tra amount added to the assessment of a
given 1st to cover the prominence given
the notice—a prominence but for which
hsndreds of thousands of dollars would
become delinquent and a penalty of two
per cent, per month accrue upon the
property owners. So much for the typo
graphy of the city advertising.
It might be added tkat nine-tenths of
all the oity printing, of every description,
is included in the assessments for im
provement!, and neither comes out of the
general tax-payer, or rarely, if ever,
figures up a greater average total than
twenty-five cents upon a single lot. Thsrs
are probably very few lot owners (outside
of newspaper men) in the city who think
they are being robbed because the law
taxes them twenty-five cents or less, to en
able them to have fall and timely notics
of improvements in which they are inter
estei.
The Globe makes the statement, not as
any defense of itself, for it invites ths ful
lest and most searching investigation of
all its business transactions with the pub
lic, but as an act of justice to officials who
are assailed Dy jealous newspapers. With
the older citizens the matter is so fully un
derstood as not to need even a passing
mention, but the rapid inflax of new popu
lation to our tLri-ij^.' eity, renders it new
matter to many.
A CURIOVS PHASE OF CRIME.
Out of the prodigious criminal aggre
gate of the last year, there can be selected
many criminal phases which are of a kind
to attract special attention. One of these
is the number of crimes committed against
women, to which is connected the fact that
but a contemptible percentage of the per
petrators are deteoted. In Christian
county, Illinois, has just terminated the
notorious Bond case by a verdiot of not
guilty as to the accused. In this case, aa
will be remembered, Miss Bond, an ac
complished young lady, was 6eiz«d by
several young men as she was leaving the
E-hool house, in which she was engaged
as a teacher, and forcibly lifted up
into tae loft of the building, where she was
kept some six hours, and was chloroform
ed, and repeatedly outraged. Several men,
were arre3ted, and after a tedious trial,
have been aoqnitted.
Just before that trial a girl named Zora
Burns was found murdered near Lincoln
Illinois, and after an immense amount of
judicial investigation, not the smallest
trace of the murderer was detected. It i3
not very long sinoe the development of
the Jennie Cramer case, whose investiga
tion rosulted in nothing. Two cases have
lately occurred in New England in which
murders were committed, in whioh both
the victims were young women, and in
which there have been no discoveries lead
ing to the detection of the authors of the
crime. Per contra, there have been many
instances of offences against property,
in which the offenders have been hunted
down as relentlessly and surely as the prey
of the blood-hound. Ker, a confidential
clerk of a banking house in Chicago, em
bezzled some money, aud disappeared.
He was traeked by a special detective, fol
lowed to South America, kidnapped,
brought back to this country, arrested,
tried and sent to the penitentiary. Boss
Twesd was followed, caught, and in
defiance of extradition laws was returned
tu> this country and punished.
These facts, and scores of similar ones
combine to p.ove that crimes against
property are regarded as more heinous
than crimes against human life. The
former are punished at any oost of time
and money; the latter frequently :emain
undiscovered for the reason that
the money to hunt them up
is not forthcoming. Communities are
apparently more willing to pay for the de
tection of the one than of the other; and
as a consequence, the robber is much more
osrtain of dateotion and punishment than
the murderer.
This conclusion is damaging to the
moral character of r.ny community in
which this stare of things provuib;. It es
ihablishes that the greed for wealth ob
scures the respect whioh thould appertain
to the sanctity of human life. There is
more regard for the money-chest than for
the receptacle whioh contains the divine
principle of life; the mutilation of the
former is a more deadly offence than the
destruction of the latter.
BUSINESS BETXvSPECT AXT> OVT-
X.OOML.
The reports made publio by R. G. Dun
& Co., state the bnainess failure in tho
United States during the current week
were three hnndred ana nineteen. The
amount of liabilities is not given, but are
stated to be large. This number of
failures in one week is said to be larger
than ever before recorded for the same
space of time.
The failures in the United States during
1883 were 9,184, with liabilities in round
number of $173,000,000. Iu 1882 the num
ber of failures were 7,574. In 1880 and
in 1881 the failures each year were
less than five thousand for the whole
I country.
The failures in Canada for 1883 were
1,384, with liabilities of $16,000,000. In
the United States the failures are one for
each ninety-four tradesmen, with the aver
age liabilities of $18,000 to each failure.
In Canada the failures were one to each
forty-eight tradesmen, average liabilities
$11,000.
From 1878 to 1884, the failures of 1883
exceed those of any of the intermediate
years. The number of failures in 1878
was 10,478, liabilities $234,383,132. From
1873 up to 1878, the failures and losses
were greater than in 1873, exoept one year.
The reports made to Bradstreet's from
the cities of the country, place Boston in
the most unfavorable position of any, in
regard to the result of business for the
year just closed. The most favorable re
ports regarding any of the cities are from
St. Paul and Minneapolis, and Cincinnati
stands next, notwithstanding her great
disasters by flood.
Taking the country through, trade shows
a volume that is medium only, though
perhaps in commercial phrase it should
be called fair. The traders who
have prospered are those.who have carried
moderate stocks, and at the be3t profits ]
have been small. The overproduction in i
many, if not in all lines of manufactures, j
ha* not found buyers in a mood to cver
loadf but if the contrary poliey had pre
vailed, the country would now be in de
pressed times without a parallel. Trades
men look for only moderate activity in the
' near future and buyers will be found very
conservative, and more inclined to go light
than dive deep, with tho
necessity to force sales at almost any
figure to meet maturing obligations..
Another thing 1 as a depressing influence
upon the opening of the New Year, and
that is the fact that it is a Presidential
year, and all such, it is well understood,
are not plethoric years for the great whole
sale hoases, or advantageous to the retail
lines. As yet there is nothing to furnish
partioalarly grave apprehensions, though
there is an undefinable unsettled feeling,
which aftsr all is not anwholescme.
The uneasy feeling in the manufactur
ing sections is largely due to the policy
pinned by the last Repeblican congress,
and the threats that have been dropped
from pretty high quarters tbat the Repub
lican senate and Republican President will
act as obstructionists in regard to all
measures the Democratic mind approves.
If these menaces—primarily founded on
political prejudise—are carried into effect,
the timo3 may grow actually
troublous, and if so it will not be diffi
cult to place the responsibility where it
belongs. The country at large does not
distrast the intents of the Democratic
parly, but would bo glad if its views
might prevail without the selfish interfer
ence which is foreshadowed by opposing
partissns.
CUJXBENT COMMBXT.
Tits fine sense cf honor of the lute Joseph
Loagworth, of Cincinnati, is emphasized in the
following anecdote. In 1872 the leg
islature created a board of con
trol for Hamilton county to supervise the pro
ceedings of the Republican board of county
commissioners. Mr. Longworth was electc-d
upon the Democratic ticket te the beard of con
trol. The C9uaty coroner having died the
board of which Mr. Longworth waa a member
had to recommend the appointment. A legal
goBtleman appeared before tke board to urge
the appointment of a man who pledged himself
if he got the office to pay §500 to the widow
of the late coroasr. The proposition made Mr.
Longworth indignant, and he *aid; "formerly
the offices were sold in tho old country, but we
are not selling them hore," and ordered the ad
vooate of the $500 donation to instantly leave
the room. The would-ba coroner and his attor
ney were astounded.
Thb immigration record for 1883 falls behiad t be
standard of former years. The arrivals at C.~
tle Garden, as compared with 188J show a de
crease of sixty-six tliouiaad four hundr*; . .
fire, tho arrivals in 1882 being 454,7-. 7, while in
1883 they were 388,342. At Boston and other
potts, tho same degree of decrease ia reported.
Fiom Ireland and Hungary there wae a slight
increase last year over the year before, but from
Germany, Sweden and Russia they were less.
The class of immigrants, however, is said to be
above the average of other years. They came to
or.r shores posoessed of means sufficient tu en
able them to found homes at once, and have not
loaded themselves upon tho cities and communi
ties where they landed, but have distributed
themselves through the west and sjuthwest, the
sections offering attractions to the immigrant
and the settler.
The Baltimore Sim pertinently suggests that
during 1884 there will be an interesting succes
sion of stirring o»euts, and. that the citizen who
does not take a good paper is sure te be left
behind. With this sentiment the Globe is in
agreement, and with our new improvements,
fast press, etc., and reduced rates of subscrip
tion, can supply the Globe to a few hundred
more subscribers, and therefore advise those who
wish all the news in an attractive form to send
in their names at once. The Globe is the best
newspaper in the northwest, and the cheapest a3
well.
Genebal Roseokans is a staunch advocate of
the Mexican Veterans' pension bill, and insists
upon its justice. It is a shame, he says, that
these men should not be cared for in their old
age. In his ovtti district (the first California),
Gen. Roseerans ea»e there are a thousand and
seventy-two of the veterans who fought with
Scott and Taylor. Ninety percent, ofitheso ho
thinks ara indigent, and forty-toven are in the
poor house. For this reason he thinks old vet
erans might be granted a moiety of the surplus
that the treasury is blessed with, and the coun
try would be none the poorer for it
Ratheb a unique wedding took place at Wash
ington city, and may be regarded as tho very
first one of 1384. At the first stroke of tho
church balls on the hour of 12, when the old
year faded out and tho new year was ushered in,
Mr, Wm. Gibbons and Mies Koakghey, reports
a local paper, stood before Itav. Dr. Greene.
"Dearly beloved, we are gathered togather," be
gvci the divine, and when the last stroke of tho
bails proclaimed the birth of the glad new year,
the groom printed a husband's kiss upon the lips
of his bride.
Tee amount of gum arabic consumed yearly
in this country is some three .million pounds.
The price per pound has been eight and ten
cents, but owing to the war in Egypt the price
has gone up, bat if the signs of the times, as
883n in the St. Paul shop windows are reliable,
the prices of candies, of which this gum forms
quite a third component part, has gone down,
instead of up. But perhaps the quotations at
present ruling at Kkartoum, which are fabulous,
have not reached tho candy trade in our midst.
The New York Mail and Express regards it a
bad commentory on society in that town that
detectives are necessary at receptions. And the
New York Tribune roveals another society
secret hy noting the placard of a Chatham
Square artist which reads, "Reel Noses, Cuts and
Scratches perfectly Concealed."
One is reminded of the old slow going stage
coach days on reading in the latest issue of the
Sault Ste. Marie Democrat that "it is now con
ceded that the struggle for the presidential
nomination will be between Blaiua and Arthur."
The pine trees of Michigan are not particularly
fragrant with news.
Feun thousand dwellings and stores
were built in Philadelphia in 1888, an increase
of one hundred per cent, over 1882. Among
thes8 were fifteen hundred three [[story resi
dences, an increase of seven hundred over the
number built in 1882.
A Wicked cotemporary remarks, that with the
close of the holidays, the attendance at Sunday
schools begins to fall off.
TUB AHT LEAGUE.
A New But Well Established and Prospei
ous Imstitutioa of St. Paul.
Among the many institutions of St. Paul
there is one deserving of considerate
attention—not alone for its practical
worth —but for the ultimate results in dis
seminating a love for the beautiful.
It was called into existence by necee
sity, and needed but the summons, to rally
beneath its standard near five soore of
earnest and intelligent workers, a msgai
fioent nucleus for a foundation.
We need hardly mention that we mean
the "St. Paul Art League." Although in
its inf anoy, it is already one of the oher
ished institutions of our oity, and has
taken a deep hold in the estimation of our
citizens, which suggests the query: "Why
was not such an institution organized be
fore?"
I The oause of art has made wonderful
strides in our country, particularly during
the last decade until it has penetrated tho
i length and breath of our land, finding
) thousands of woighipers devoted to its cnl
! tare, but aimless in pursuit. The Benti
\ taen« thus awakened a simultaneous wish
for teachers and for schools, where its ;
votaries could be permanently and syste
matically benefited. To enable the really
desirous one3 to have a "home of an
this League" was organized. It has been
but six months 3inca its birth, but its in
fluenses have been felt in many homes in
oar city, as nearly eight hundred drawirg>
have been made in tne
various classes within that time,
certainly a very creditable showiug.
The league commenced with two classes
—that of Monday evenings for the study
of figures, and Friday evenings for the
study of easts. They are ready to open
day olasses as soon as their new room?
&r* finisbed, (as appointments of teachers
have already been made) which will in
crease their pupils by at least twenty-five.
Some of the league members living with
in short distance of each other meet on
special evenings at their respective home?,
and have weefcly drawings from draped
figures, and other similar parties are or
ganizing, which shows fcthe interest
felt in art. Lastly a clmb
known as the "Charcoals" meets
once in two weeks and sketch
from the nude. Tho majority of the
Charcoals are not members of the league
but handle the pencil ssiiifuily.
Tho league, in order to test the capa
bility of its members in originality of de
sign, has commenced studies in composi
tion, obliging each member to produce
once a mofctli, aa original sketch iu black
and whits or colors, on a subject given
omt by the sohool committee. The first
sabjeot to be prepared by the 4th inst.,
was "Winter" giving a wide scope for all;
thus enabling the timid to naako an at
tempt to produce an original.
Three of the best "composi
tion sketches" will be selected monthly,
by a eommitlee to represent the works of
the sshool in this branch, at their first an
nual exhibition next Bummer, when in ad
dition to the above, they will display fr«e
to the public, numerous other examples of
the school's progress.
The officers of the league are:
President, John A. Woida.
First Tioe President, W. F. Koester.
Second Yice President, Mrs. A. E
Clarke.
Recording Secretary, Mi33 Julia C. Gau
thior.
Corresponding Secretary, Miss Alice
Chandler.
Treaf«r»r, P. N. Boeringer.
Application for membership can ho
made through any member, and as the
terms are exceedingly low for the advan
tages gained, we expacl a large addition
of names will be listed before the winter
is over.
OUIi ABCHUJBCTS ABIIOaH.
The Artist Architects of St. Paul Employed
iu All the >'*rthwest States.
Iu connection with its annual review of
the building improvements in St. Paul, the
GnoBE of last Monday gave descriptions
of a large number of business blocks and
beaatifnl dwellings erected in this city, all
of which, with but one exception were
planned by St. Paul architects. Spaee and
time did not then allow a proper recogni-.
tion of the artistic excellence and practi
cal thoroughness which is exhibited in
nearly every one of the thousands of build
ings for which cur architects are respon
sible which have been added to St. Paul
within the last live or six years. PerhapB
it is as well that the work itself should
speak for those who planned and superin
tended it, but yet to show how well our
architects are appreciated abroad, we pre
sent herewith a list of works for other
places by some of them —such as came to
the knowledge of our reporters in pursu
ing their inquiries regarding tho new
buildings of St. Paul. The list is not com
plete, but it is enough to show the outside
demand for St. Paul talent, and that the
whole northwest is prosperous enough to
invest capital and artistic skill in the best
class of buildings:
Mr. Clarence H. Johnston furnished
plans for a residence erected last year by
vV. B. Mitchell at St. Cloud. It is a frame
house, about 50x60, occupying a delight
ful site in an oak grove near tho Missis
sippi, is fitted with modern improvements
and cost about $10,000. Mr. Johnston also
planned a $10,000 residence for Rev. A. R.
Olney, at Clinton, Ia.
Mr. Willcox furnished plans and super
intendence for the Heform school building
at Kearney, Neb., and also for the state
house at Lincoln, Nob. Two wings of the
latter have been built and the center and
dome are now being built, all solid stone
to the very top of the dome. It will be
the grandest eapitol building in the west.
His late work also includes the new St.
Mary'a at Faribault, (a large stone build
ing), Presbyterian churches in Stillwater,
and Chippewa Fails, each of which cost
about $15,000, and a Methodist church at
Lincoln, Neb., which cost $30,000. He has
plana now under way for Shattuck Dining
hall, another large stone building at Fari
bault.
Mr. Millard !v-.s drawn plans and in
some instanees (^iven superintendence to
erection of hstels at Detroit, Minn., cost
ing $15,000, and Mahtooaedi, $5,000.
School houses at Redwood Falls, $18,000,
Pipestone City, $10,000, Hudson, $3,000,
Frazee City. $1,500, and Larimore,
$10,000. Chnroh at Redwood Falls, $5,000,
and tabernacle at Mahtomedi, $5,000.
Dwellings at Minneapolis, two, $10,000,
Bismarck, $15,000, and St. Cloud, $3,000.
Mr. Brinckerhoif is designer and super
intent of the extensive coal docks and
machinery therefor, being put in at Su
perior, Wis., for one of the St. Paul coal
companies.
Mr. Trehervne's out o? 'own work in
cludes the Horace Pickot'--lank blocK at
Fergas Falls, three story briek, with stone
and terra cotta ornamentatiout, cost $42,
000; brick church at Cold Springs, SUarns
oonnty, $13,000; Robert Jamison's resi
dence, Minneapolis, $8,000; church ak
Brainerd, $8,000; church at St. John,
Sibley county, $7,500; William Henry's
atore at Bell Plaine, $4,500; church at
Oakdale, Washington county, $8,000; P.
G. Hale's residence, Chicago, $2,500; and
J. P. McGoldrioh'a residence, Stillwater,
$1,600.
Mr. Ganger's out of town work includes
a^l Lutheran church in McLeod county,
$5,000; church at Wayside, Wis., $7,000;
church at German road, eight miles out
in Dakota county, $5,000; school house at
Stillwater, $5,000.
Mr. Bassford's work of the year for out
of town building includes a brick churo'o
at St. ThomaB near Belle Plaine to cost
$20,000; c&urch at Green Isle, brick and
stone, $20,000; church at Barnsville,
$6,000; hotel at HastingB, brick, $16,000;
Frank Yance's house, Hastings, brick and
stone, $10,000; hotel block at Fergus Fails,
$60,000; Catholic reform school building
at Olontarf, $5,000; oourt house at Morris,
Stevens county, $20,000; school house at
Breckenridge, $6,000; sohool house at
Wahpeton, Dak., $9,000; school house at
east Grand Forks, $6,000; First National
bank block and O'Halioran's block, Liv
ingston, $35,000, and dwelling at James
town. Dak., Hudson, Wis., and Moorhead,
and Faribault, Minn.
Mr. Radoliff's out-of-town buildings of
'83 include: Dwellings for T. C. Kurtz,
Moorhead, $15,000; D. E. Little, Daluth,
$10,000; W. S. Williams, New Richmond.
$7,000; E. B. Wakemnn, Minneapolis, $7,
000; and Rev. J. G. Collins, Eau Claire,
$5,000. Store, for Bixby & Williams, New
Richmond, one story, stone and brick, $7,
000. County office building, Ellsworth
Wis., two story brick, $12,000. Sohoo
hou^?, at Mcmhead, two e.tovy and base.
meut.brick, $16,000; at Grand Forks,Dak.,
two story and basement, brick, $10,000.
Messrs. Wirth. Mould, Carpenter and
Telg, Knight, Laurent and others have
been employed, ia part on buildings out
of the oity, but it happens the reporters
did not obtain their lists. Enough has
been given, however, to show that the su
perior styles of buildintr of late years so
prominent in St. Paul have given our ar
chitects deserved consideration abroad.
-1 SPIRITUAL HOUSE.
A. Ha tinted Uou»«?J» New Jersey Which
Soeeests Sev*r»lThings.
An exchange tells us that Charles Dodge, of
New Brunswick, New Jersey, is haunted by the
spirit of a horse whish was killed by his care
lessness two years ago. The clatter of iron
shod hoofs and the snorting of a horse fill the
air and are _ot heard by any one but Mr. Dodgs,
who frequently remains indoors the 19th of each
month, wnen the ghostly sounds are omninously
aulible. Now this story, if properly attested
by testimonials tf veracity, is important for two
reasons: First, it establishes the belief that
horses have spirits, and consequently are not
wholly annihilated at death, because these
spirits can haunt those who oppressed and killed
horses in this life. Second, the enthusiasts
who have organized for tho prevention of cruelty
to animals will havo the BBtiBfaetiaa of knowing
that their butane efforts have been directed to
the amelioration of creatures with spirits capa
ble of aveog;ng apparatio&s ia this sublunary
sphere, and this ghostly re-inforcement will be
of inrmanne assistance in checking the rampant
cruelty of the times to dumb brutes. The
sceptical may scoff at Mr. Dodge's case as that
of a super-sensitive conscience and an ear so re
morsefully fine that it hears the accusing "rra&,
kruo" of a dead horse's hoofs every month,
probably on the date of .re and un
necsseary taking off. This is the most nnenvi
ble case of the nightmare on record, and the
word doubtless Lad its origin in some similar
visitation which has passed into a descriptive
epithet.
A few horse ghosts here in St. Paul might help
the cause of prevention of cruelty to horses, as
• that has been tried will wholly
serve that end.
Mr. W. L. Wilson is observant of much and
takes the corrective powor of tho law in hand
whenever there is need. Bathe is not ubiquitous,
which is a druwback, for he has tho moral cour
age of three i r four ordinary men.
When spirited, reckless fellows want to got
more spirited and drive np to the drinking places
leaving steaming sUeds at the door through the
protracted vicissitudes of pool and drinks,
wijthont a shred of covering in the freezing air,
until their coat is whito with hoar frost—tbeii
Mr. Wilson not infrequently has the suffering
animals stabled and cared for. This is a thing of
every day occurrence, aud so is the crueltv of
overloading.
A few horse ghosts like that which afflicts hir.
Charles Dodge, of Brunswick, New Jersey,
would have more terror for hard'hearted ofl
than all tho terror of the law.
And how should the women be haunted who
tormented the horse .Sheridan rode that day
down the Shenandoah valley to ''Winchester
town" when, for the accommodation of sight
seers in Chicago, it was arranged to give private
views uf the noted steed?
All went well for awhile, until tho groom
noticed that eveiy time a lady camo ii>!<» the
bt.ihletho horse grow nervous, although he did
not mind gentlemen at all. Ifa observed, i<m>,
that Gin horse's mil was growing smaller every
day. He put this and that together, and the
next time a lady came to see the horse lie
watched her carefully. When she thought her
self unobserved the'lady polled one of the long
hairs out of the animal's tail and carefully con
cealed it in her pocket, Nothing w::s said to
her, but the hors» was immediately removed to a
box where he was tafe from the curiosity
seeker.
IKISH WtfOtfGS ELUCIDATED.
Ai«x»a<tr Snliivj'.B Hakes a Lucid Showing
of Many of the Citsses Which fins Led to
Mack of the Misery asui Dissatisfaction
of the Irish People,
St. Louis, Jan. 0.-- Alexander Sulli
van,preeident of the Irish National league,
lectured in the Mercantile Library hell j
to-ni^ht, on ''How England has Educated
Ireland." The leeture was in effect a re
ply to tho assertion that the^nvasion of {
Irelsud was in behalf of civilization, r;:ui j
that ignorance is the voluntary character- i
hi'.ic of Ireland. Facts and figures of j
il interest outside of the Irish ques
tion were given.
Mr. Sullivan cited German, Frenoh and
English historians in proof, that before
the invasion of Ireland, she had numerous*
great school", attended hy students from
England and the continent;. That the in
stitute missionaries and teachers went to
England, France and Germany, and that
in architecture, art and life, Ireland was
the leading nation. From the invasion to
1537, s:xt?-s6ven universities were found
ed in Europe, and uariig that
period, instead of doing anything for ed
no.»tiou in Ireland the English power was
engaged in destroying the schools of Ire
land. The reformation furnished a pre
text for mttking the revival of letters in
Ireland impossible. "The alphabet,"said
tho speaker, "became a £elon and a rebel."
Irish exiles on tho continent founded nine
teen colleges for Irish youth, who had to
escape from the country by stealth to at
tend them. The sum allowed hy the
French government a3 compensation
for the lush colleges destroyed
daring the revolution was seized by tho
English commissioners. The proscription
of peculiar education had reduced three
fourths of the people to illiteracy in 1832.
It was the educated portion of the people,
chiefly Protestants, that had kept up the
strict agitation, and organized insurrection
most of tho leaders having Jbeea university
men, many of them from Trinity college.
Smith O'Brien and Parnell
were at Cambridge The National
schools W6re opened in 1832, and have
demonstrated the eagerness of the people
for education. Statistics s-how that *t the
present time Ireland stands at the head of
the elenaentury school list, twenty per
cent, of the population being enrolled iu
these schools alone. The United States ia
■econd with nineteen per cent., and Russia
i3 the lowest with one and a half per cent.
Mr. Sollivsn acknowledges tho services of
Mathew Arnold in behalf of education in
Ireland, ana said that Americans, instead
of taunting the Irish with ignorance, should
reproach the power which made them so,
and ought to sympathise with a people
whose growing intelligence hsB made them
more resolate ia their determination to
achieve national independence.
MODERATING SLIUiiTLY.
The Weather Less Severe Yesterday, and
Givina Indications of a Shmw.
Chaeleston, S. C, Jan. 6.—The ther
mometer at 4 this morning jegiatered~13
degrees, being the coldest weather in 135
years.
Petebsbsbg, Va., Jan. 6.—The ther
mometer in exposed places registered five
below. The river is frozsn and navigation
impeded.
Whitchall, N. Y., Jan. &.—At seven this
morning it was thirty below zero.
Vebsehnes, Vt., Jan. 6.—The thermoraej
ter to-day was 36 below, the coldest in ten
years.
Chicago, Jan. 6. —The weather has raod
erated considerably to-day. At midnight
the thermometer indicated 0 below, ar.-d
advices from oth»r points in the northwest
indicate a rising temperature.
St. Louis, Jan. 6. —The weatbe has mod
erated very materially here, an I through
out this region to-d&y. At midi ighj the
murcury stood at 5 above zero, showiag a
rise of ahout 30 degrees since yesterday
morning,
Cincinnati, Jan. 6. —The weather is
moderating slowly, at the signal service
the thermometer was at zero at 10:30 p. m.
r Navigation on the Oho is virtually sns-
I pended. No iee is floating to-bjgat, bat
I plenty is expected, to-morrow,
SMOTUMiTAIA
ODE IB&HWESTEffl NEIGHBORS
News Stauriagi and Point- Specially
Collected and Forward* by Tele
graph to the Daily (Jlobe.
(Fargo Special Telegrams, Jan. 8 to the St.
Paul Glob;. I
Dakota ana Montana \ot*s.
Cooperstown claima $90,000 invested in
new buildings ths past season, whieh is a
fair start.
Ray Sweet and Nellie Mocre, of Valley
City, combined their sweetness in matri
mony the past week.
The Fargo land office the past year
paieed upon 10,454 land claim-;, compris
ing an area of 1,672,540 ac-es. The re
eeipts cf the office were $408^510.92, whioh
is certainly a "land office bnsini
It is said that the flouring mill at Bis
marck will soon pais into tho hands of a
receiver. Among tho attachments filed
wasoneby tho managers oJ the ex '
dent Hayes farm to secure a debt of $ 1,500.
The papers at Miles City make
complaints of the St. Paul and Minne
apolis creditors of Savage & Sens, the firm
lately forced into an a.signmen*-, for
crowding them to the wall whila they w.'re
milking every pcz-sible effort to meet their
obligations.
The "treasure coach" from Dead
to Pierre intkes two trips a month, c
ing $100,000 eaoh time at a e
$500. The gold ia in 150 pound !
locked in a strong safe. Robbers
hardly get off with such heavy bricks if
they could open the safe.
The Tower City //• raid j laces the losses
by the late lire there at f 16,050, which is
below the first figure?, and it was nearly all
covered by insurance. Snow drifts were
made effective in blocking tho progress of
the flames. It is said that new build
ings will soon take the place of those
burned.
The Jamestown Capital thinks, the evi
dence in the case of Maggie Robertson,
who charged Dr. Da Puy with committing
rape upon her in an anoonsoioos state,
■hows a blaokma and fnlly ex
culpates the doctor. Maggie will, it is
thought, aontinue the search for the fath
er of her expected child.
It is said that Red Clout), cnief of the
Ogallala Sionx, has been taking up .
lection among hisadmirin rs to
pay his expense* to Washington, in form
hem that he baa been .
seat in 'mo Dni< 1
Senator Logan, who has been claim*
part Indian.
The amateur dramatic olab, at "
City, Thursday night presented F -
drama of Fate, to a good house. S. A.
Fisher, the author of the play, which baa
some »?ood passages appeared as a Quaker.
Editor Cornell, iu the Irish character, was
a perfect Mick. He needs a little prac'.ioa
in clog dancing, however.
Tho Jamestown ." t publish
fair likeness of Bishop Walfeer, the new
bishop of the new diocese of north Dako
ta. A perponal friend of tha gentleman,
however, says that tho sardonic expres
sion of tho fave is not warranted. The
bishop ia only forty-four voir* of age—
ono of the youngest men elected to tho po
sition of bishop.
It is expected, tl.a: t'-io fu.e brick hotel
being ooaipleted at Sims, west of Bis
marck, called th? Oat:.-s house, after the
vice president, will b'.' open to the fa
ing publio to-day. It is a three
structure, and ond highly creditable I
•. Sims is ol iel •
and manufactures brick ai
ware ver;- largely.
Filings were mi de at l
000 acres of lane* in one day the pasl
and the to? -
waiting for the ar ; .•■.'.
towns from V
and one of the most •
of the lot, is Charles L •
ninety-seventh year. He h
:a and wants a i
with the ootrotry.
F. M. Maokwell, ol i, was
eat making Christmas visits rith !..
and a lady friend, w
and the horse n oad. eomi&g '.p
at a bay stack, at a late boor. Aa :.
very cold they thought it the safest way to
burrow uuder tho Btaoa and wait for morn
ing. Mr. N. probably left hir .
they were badly frozen. I'hero were
numerous c-i?"* wherw parties had exy*,.- 1
parts frozen the past week.
The Tower City Herald publishes a list
of the bachelors in that place, fifty in all,
for the convenience of yonng ladies who
wish to take advantage of leap year. There
is one preacher among the lot, several who
have been married, and a number who-e
for ahead.* ran dowu the r6ar slope,
three or four fledglings who will have only
invisible fur on their cheeks for a long
time. The girls should require pedigrees
and reports from tt.eii (.as;trii homes be
fore addressing any of them.
A day or two.ago Richard Newell was
re-arreslecl on complaint of Manitoba offi
cials, and required to give $2,000 bail, on.
charge of complicity iu the burning of the
bridge at Manvel, Nov. 22. His neigh
bors went on his bond, and they all ba~
lieve him innocent. Their theory i3 that
the bridge wa« burned to ditch and rob
the pay car, whioh *;-.* exptosed to return
that evening, aud that the anonymous,
threatening letters were written by these,
parties to divert Biispioieo from tbem
celves and on to Newell, who had lesi %
team bj the road.
Col. Donau writes his friends that he
has no ihought of accepting position in
the advertising department of tha North
ern Pacific if tendered. The road would
be fortunate to seenro him, but a! present
h<i has a far morn congenial* mission.
Whea his mind is lix<id apon. a bright,
particular star iu the Bralaxj of female di
vinities, the colonel feels i/iooh, as tha
apostle Paul said he did <»t: ;. aptaWe oc
casion wbon be oonld not foil whether he
was on earth or in heaven, sdihe-agh his
visions seemed to typify the lai>er aa a
aonditioa if not place. His fii^Dds will
watch with rnneh interest for tho appear
ance in the St. Loais publications of the
portrait of and tribute to ona who seem*,
to be his ideal of loveliness and beauty.
At a meeting of the city council of
Moorhead Saturday, the treasurer, Poter
Czizek, sent in his resignation and it waa
accepted. It was somewhat forced like
Yillara'8. Ic was his personal check that
was dishonored. Thcro have be<ru indict
ments against him before for irarroper
management, b*t they were not prosecu
ted. He h-is ma.de.nn assignment to meet
the alleged deficit. Hisbondsmeaare good.
It is not believed that there is any iLt?n
tional disbonthcy, but the spirit of specu
lation so common in*the new cities very
often gels people in'o trouble, ■ specially
at a time when many little financial bub
bles are being pricked. He has been troub
led wi*h diabetes for some time and his
recovery is not ant.ioipa.ted, This ewHea

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